I listened to this EP about three times in a row, non-stop…unable to stop, really.
What a ride this album has been, and what memories remain of the wonderful imagery that has been painted for you during this trip. Expect this record to stand the test of time… and be something that will live on as one of the greatest splits in recent history.
Equally capable of drawing you into a zone of thoughtful contemplation, as they are able to straight up punch you in the mouth, repeat listens reveal a quality of craftsmanship that I missed in my first listen.
Always a visionary project, Today Is The Day shows a deep and abiding maturity on No Good To Anyone.
“Because the music demanded it. The album would be really bad if I decided to go full blown old-school.”
Listening to the album straight through is a workout, both harrowing and exhausting, but the payoff is very worth it.
Blackened melodies and blast drumming will drag you into the abyss where all hope will be lost and all you’ll have is your sanity, which in itself is also slipping away.
…now, do you know that feeling when you are in a plane that accelerates on the airway in order to get the necessary boost for lift off? Yes, that one, when the G-forces bury you into the chair. Get where I’m going, right?!
There is little respect for reason or allowance for understanding in this music. You are at the mercy of their dream, their nightmare.
You can call it post-whatever, but honestly speaking, this is an absolute masterclass of Atmospheric Black Metal, where the calmer interludes always add to the music and do not serve as fillers.